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Local singer Trinity Rose, 16, a Malibu High School student, smiles with Mayor Pro Tem Mikke Piersson following her acoustic performance singing and playing the national anthem ahead of this year’s Malibu Half Marathon and 5K at Zuma Beach.

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Author William McClay speaks to members of the Malibu Daughters of the American Revolution about his book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story,” during a recent meeting. McClay, a professor at Pepperdine University, also signed copies of the book. At the meeting, DAR mem…

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Malibu local and Council Member Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner (left), dressed as “Burro” on Halloween, wheels around girlfriend Candace Brown during the Malibu Colony Halloween celebration last week.

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Children’s Creative Workshop Preschool—now housed at the former Juan Cabrillo Elementary School in western Malibu—reported they were “thriving” in their new location. Students recently visited local artist Ann Krasner and were inspired by her paintings.

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Maria D’Angelo of the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation accepts the “Kid’s Camp” Award from the Rite Aid Foundation for her efforts working with disadvantaged children in the Los Angeles area, during a ceremony at Malibu City Hall last week.

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A desert cottontail rabbit was recently rescued from the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley and is currently under the care of the California Wildlife Center. The patient came in suffering from “blisters in the ears, eye injuries, an abrasion on the nose and singed fur,” according t…

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Malibu’s homeless outreach efforts extend beyond food and medicine—volunteers who connect with members of the local homeless population often offer social, spiritual and emotional support, as well. 

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New school parents with kids attending Our Lady of Malibu School enjoy a cocktail party social mixer.

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Kenneth Strange Jr. and his wife, Aurora, recently spoke to the Malibu Rotary Club about their pilgrimage hike on El Camino de Santiago and the book Kenneth wrote about the journey, “It’s Your Camino: One Couple’s 500-Mile Pilgrimage Across Spain.” The Camino de Santiago runs from the Pyrann…

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Malibu residents Dawn Hope Stevens and Hope Stevens attended last month’s Malibu Speaker Series event, featuring Beatles expert Scott Freiman, who discussed the landmark Beatles album “Abbey Road.”

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Students from Our Lady of Malibu School visit the nearby Malibu Community Labor Exchange one Friday each month to donate lunch-type food. The students and teachers are part of a collaboration with other area schools to provide “basic provisions” such as food and personal hygiene items for th…

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Malibu community members enjoyed a plant-based lunch and discussion on The Art of Healthy Living last weekend at Room at the Beach. The event, which featured a panel of health experts, also supported The Well Woman Coalition with a portion of proceeds going to the organization. 

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Happy 30th birthday to the Malibu Pie Festival. Organizers are celebrating the “birthday” this coming Saturday, Oct. 12, with this year’s festival, held 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Malibu United Methodist Church.

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Pictured, from left: Cliffdiver owner Dion Antic, Jennifer Meltzer, Barbara Bruderlin and Danielle Dutcher. Malibu’s newest restaurant, The Cliffdiver, opened on Friday with a gathering that drew community support. 

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Artists Val Kilmer and Kelly “Risk” Gravel greeted art lovers at the artist signing for the exhibition Park at Your Own Risk at Brian Bowen Smith’s gallery in the Malibu Civic Center. 

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L.A.N D M A R K S, works by John Tierney, features paintings of iconic signs in Los Angeles. A gallery showing of Tierney’s work recently opened.

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Imagine Fest, the annual yoga and music festival benefitting local nonprofit Unlikely Heroes, brought the community together for a good cause in September. The festival, held annually in Agoura Hills, gives support to the nonprofit “devoted to rescuing and restoring child victims of sex traf…

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Students in the fourth grade class at Our Lady of Malibu School visited the La Brea Tar Pits on a recent school field trip. The tar pits offer an opportunity for students to learn about the natural history of Los Angeles County. 

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Students from Our Lady of Malibu School participated in the statewide coastal cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by Heal the Bay, the cleanup drew thousands of volunteers statewide including hundreds who came to clean up trash from Malibu’s beaches.

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It’s been estimated that at least 100 Malibu residents came out to participate in climate change rallies across the area on Friday, Sept. 20, as part of a worldwide movement to protest a lack of political action on climate change. Dozens were at Malibu Bluffs Park for a rally on Friday eveni…

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Malibu cowboy Vinnie Muselli makes a visit to Pepperdine’s Waves of Flags memorial, riding on his horse, Rascal, and accompanied by his dog, Pirate.

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Five-month-old Yang is a friendly bunny looking for a forever home. He was adopted by a family before they learned they were expecting a set of twins, so he was returned to the shelter. His family said they loved him and that he was good with other rabbits, friendly dogs and children. “He li…

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Malibu’s Christopher Joseph Wizner, founder and CEO of local digital tech agency Vivid Candi, marries Natalie Tonielle Camacho this Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11:11 a.m.

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Malibu’s first neighborhood to be named a Firewise Community is the Big Rock Mesa Property Owners Association, which achieved the status as “a great example of how neighborhoods can self-organize to protect against wildfire and increase their resilience,” after completing a community risk as…

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Malibu High School hosted a successful Back to School night on Thursday, Sept. 12, featuring a reception, welcome presentation and classroom visits for Malibu parents. 

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At last Sunday’s “Tales by the Sea,” billed as a storytelling concert series for grown-ups, held at the Malibu West Swim Club, long-time organizer and Malibu local Ann Buxie (left) poses with several of the featured storytellers. The packed quarterly event drew a standing-room-only crowd.

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Malibu artist and photographer Maureen J. Haldeman at the opening night reception for her solo exhibit, “Defining Shadows,” at Fabrik Projects Gallery in LA on Saturday, Sept. 7. Her works will be exhibited there until Oct. 12.

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Students shared their experiences about the weeklong Salvation Army Camp they enjoyed this summer in Malibu Canyon, at last Thursday’s Malibu Optimist Club breakfast. The breakfast meeting, held at the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, was a chance for the 12 students whose camp scholarships …

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Jon Krawczyk, an acclaimed fine arts metal sculptor from Malibu, appeared at the packed opening reception for his solo exhibit “Color in Bloom” on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Leslie Sacks Gallery in Santa Monica. These are the first works he created since his home and studio burned down in the…

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More than 100 Malibu community members attended a memorial service and paddle-out for Jeff Alan Jones, a Malibu community member and avid cyclist who was struck and killed by a vanwhile riding in Los Angeles on Aug. 23.

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The summer of 2019 has been a time of looking back for a lot of us. Fifty years ago this past June, the class of 1969 was preparing for graduation from Samohi. It would be a matter of weeks before Apollo 11 would take the first men to the moon. Shortly thereafter, the Woodstock music festiva…

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Malibu local Vince Muselli earned lots of smiles last Friday as he appeared at Trancas Country Market for a Friday night concert atop his friendly horse. He greeted notable Malibu community members like Lenny Goldsmith (of Lenny Goldsmith and the New Old), council members and friends. 

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The California Wildlife Center is currently rehabilitating squirrels—a recent post from the rescue and rehabilitation center reminded nearby residents that as squirrel kits are born in the spring and fall: “Help the babies and wait to trim your trees!”

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Malibu resident Walter Zelman, a public health professor at Cal State Los Angeles, recently was named a recipient of the California State University (CSU) Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award. Zelman was one of only 19 CSU faculty members to receive the commendation, chosen from among 200…

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Local State Senator Henry Stern presented the organizers of this year’s 10th annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival with a commendation from the California State Senate. Organizers Amit Gilad, Brooks Ellis and Matt Diamond received the award at the end of the festival, which took place for t…

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Malibu’s Lori Mills recently won Best in Show at the fourth annual Waterscapes International Art Exhibition, hosted by Fusion Art, for her painting entitled “Malibu Coastline.” Mills, alongside other winners, was named Fusion Art’s Featured Artist for the month of August 2019, and will have …

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The Malibu High School Sharks football team took took the field on Friday for its first game in this year’s season—and its first game of eight-man football. 

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In honor of National Dog Day, the California Wildlife Center posted this photo of a current patient, this native Gray Fox. The center treats a couple of canine species, according to the post.

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The Associates of the Los Angeles Jewish Home hosted their 89th Tree of Life Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills earlier this month. Guests of the event included Malibu residents such as Sandy Stackler, president of The Associates, and Cantor Marcelo Gindlin, who …

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Several Malibu Search and Rescue Team members were honored by the California Reserve Peace Officers Association on Friday, Aug. 23, with awards bestowed for heroism and service to the community.

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Dozens of attendees hit the dance floor while Lenny Goldsmith and the New Old rocked the stage at the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation’s Pledge and Plunge Challenge at Casa Escobar on Sunday afternoon in August. 

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The Andy Cohen Band performed on Friday night as part of the Vintage Grocers Endless Summer concert series at Trancas Country Market. 

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Fifteen-year-old Malibu teen Elle Baker was crowned Miss Malibu Teen USA for the Miss California USA Pageant competition this January. The pageant is part of the Miss USA/Miss Universe organization.

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Malibu residents Martin Sheen and Valerie Sklarevsky met up at the federal courthouse in Brunswick, GA., earlier this month in support of a group called Kings Bay Plowshares Seven, who are facing 25 years of prison time after entering the Kings Bay Naval Base in an effort to disarm nuclear w…

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Community members are coming together to show their support for a Malibu skatepark. City council discussed the possibility at a recent meeting; the item will come before council at a special meeting on Aug. 21.

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Local artist Kit Plumridge was the guest speaker at the Malibu Optimist Club’s July 11 breakfast meeting. Plumridge, originally from South Africa, spoke about his current art projects, which aim to fuse African and Malibu cultures.

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Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Lieutenant Becerra, current acting captain, joined the Malibu Search and Rescue Team for helicopter operations training. 

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In honor of her 21st (in dog years) birthday on July 17, Ginger Sawicki is excited to announce the TMT Dog of Summer contest, now in its sixth year.

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For the past 27 years, the Malibu Presbyterian Church has traveled south of the border twice a year to build houses and share hope to people residing just south of Tecate in Baja California, Mexico. 

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To mark the six month anniversary of the Woosley Fire that affected the Malibu community, Malibu’s Candace Kelly, Erin Golan and Marieka Kline hosted a brunch on Thursday, May 9, at Kelly’s home to celebrate motherhood. More than 70 Malibu women attended the brunch, which happened to fall on…

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